N$2.8 million in drugs confiscated in Aug

Crime

07 September 2021 | Crime

Windhoek ∙ [email protected]


The Namibian Police seized drugs valued at nearly N$3 million last month, while 102 suspects were arrested in connection with drug-related crimes.

Of these suspects 96 were Namibians, three Congolese, one Angolan, one Zimbabwean and one South African.

According to the drug seizure and arrest report for the month of August, drugs with a street value of more than N$2.87 million were confiscated.

These included 280.344 kg of cannabis worth more than N$2.8 million, 516 Mandrax tablets to the value of N$61 920, 63 units of crack cocaine to the value of N$6 300 and one straw of crystal methamphetamine to the value of N$200.

According to police statistics, from February to July this year drugs to the value of more than N$18.7 million were confiscated in Namibia.

During the same time, 637 suspects were arrested on drugs charges, of whom 605 were Namibians. Statistics for January were not available.

Similar News

 

Relationship ends in tragedy

2 days ago - 24 October 2021 | Crime

The police are investigating a case of murder that was reported in Henties Bay, and a suicide possibly connected to this particular case which happened...

Dippenaar case continues

1 week ago - 19 October 2021 | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Dippenaar case continued today (Tuesday) with the accused Jandré Dippenaar, appearing before the regional court in Swakopmund. He is...

Elderly person murdered

1 week ago - 16 October 2021 | Crime

The police are appealing for help from the public to find the suspects wanted in connection with a murder and a housebreaking with intent to...

Isolation facility rape case transferred to regional court

1 week ago - 14 October 2021 | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected] Glenn Clifford Leister (27) made another brief appearance before the Swakopmund magistrate’s court on Wednesday.Leister stands accused of allegedly raping a...

More persons possibly involved in Wasserfall murder

1 week ago - 14 October 2021 | Crime

Walvis Bay • [email protected] New information has come to light of the involvement of other possible suspects in the murder of Shannon Wasserfall....

Crime syndicates more devious than ever

1 week ago - 13 October 2021 | Crime

NamPol warned businesses and banks to be extra vigilant for criminal syndicates involved in defrauding and stealing from shops and banks across the country.In a...

Isolation facility rape case postponed

2 weeks ago - 12 October 2021 | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected] Glenn Clifford Leister (27) made another appearance before the Swakopmund magistrate’s court on Monday.He stands accused for allegedly raping a 15-year-old...

More than 90% of drug suspects Namibians

2 weeks ago - 08 October 2021 | Crime

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] From February to August, more 739 suspects have been arrested in connection with drug-related crimes, and more than 94% of them...

Passport message is fake

2 weeks ago - 07 October 2021 | Crime

Executive director in the Ministry of Home Affairs Ettienne Maritz, has warned members of the public not to respond to an SMS notification message telling...

Security companies implored to pull up their socks

3 weeks ago - 04 October 2021 | Crime

Walvis Bay •[email protected] The Erongo police and local security companies discussed a number of solutions with regards to the increase in cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies...

Latest News

Pastels in the spotlight at...

8 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Various artists are currently displaying their pastel artwork at the Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund. These artists include Paul Dixon, Werner Schröder, Rosemarie Kuchling, Paul...

CATS programme beneficial

9 hours ago | Education

Manica Namibia has been affiliated with the Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) programme since 2005, and has had over 39 intakes, with an impressive pass...

Construction sector recovery to take...

9 hours ago | Economics

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] For the past five years, the construction sector continued with a downward trend. The sector recorded negative growth rates of 41.1%,...

Getooi teen kanker

1 day - 26 October 2021 | Events

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Die Walvisbaai-tak van die Kankervereniging van Namibië (CAN) het ’n spoggerige kuier, uitstappie en fietsrit by die Atlantis-sportklub op...

Kry jou tuingereedskap gereed ...

1 day - 26 October 2021 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die Namibian Community Skills Development Foundation (Cosdef) gaan op 6 November die eerste varsgroentemark en ook ’n landbouprojek by...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 day - 26 October 2021 | Fishing

The sand sharks are in the shallows which in turn brings the bigger predators closer too. A lot of anglers, including even the most...

Rare, unique catch ...

1 day - 26 October 2021 | Fishing

Ilka Schroeder recently caught a marbled electric ray at Mile 8. Local fishing guru Graham “Grumpy” Gramowsky said this is truly an uncommon catch in...

TIDES

1 day - 26 October 2021 | Fishing

Tuesday, 26 October High 06:12 Low 11:52 High 18:15 Low 00:17 Wednesday, 27 October High 06:58 Low 12:41...

Playtime Trust hosts top notch...

1 day - 25 October 2021 | Sports

The Walvis Bay-based Playtime Trust Namibia offers multi-disciplinary sports training programmes in soccer, cricket and athletics for the youth at the coast, particularly from disadvantaged...

Load More